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  •  Bottom 90% real wage growth, 40 years: $59 (9+ / 0-)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    Incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Americans only grew by $59 on average between 1966 and 2011 (when you adjust those incomes for inflation), according to an analysis by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston for Tax Analysts. During the same period, the average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071, Johnston found.
    And I'd bet most of that $59 came between 1966 and the first OPEC oil embargo of '73.


    If Republicans said every 3rd person named "Smith" should hang, we'd bargain them to every 7th. Then we'll see apologia written praising this most pragmatic compromise. There's our losing formula.

    by Jim P on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:55:29 PM PDT

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